Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Galliformes > Family: Phasianidae > Genus: Alectoris > Species: Alectoris barbara

Barbary Partridge - Alectoris barbara (Bonnaterre, 1790)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 91 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A111


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES6310001 Spain Calamocarro-Benzú Map
ITB034001 Italy Stagno di S'Ena Arrubia Map
ITB034007 Italy Stagno di Sale E' Porcus Map
ITB034008 Italy Stagno di Cabras Map
ITB044003 Italy Stagno di Cagliari Map
ITB044009 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB012211 Italy Isola Rossa - Costa Paradiso Map
ITB022212 Italy Supramonte di Oliena, Orgosolo e Urzulei - Su Sercone Map
ITB021107 Italy Monte Albo Map
ITB040019 Italy Stagni di Colostrai e delle Saline Map
ITB043032 Italy Isola di Sant'Antioco, Capo Sperone Map
ITB010003 Italy Stagno e ginepreto di Platamona Map
ITB010042 Italy Capo Caccia (con le Isole Foradada e Piana) e Punta del Giglio Map
ITB040024 Italy Isola Rossa e Capo Teulada Map
ITB023037 Italy Costa e Entroterra di Bosa, Suni e Montresta Map
ITB043028 Italy Capo Carbonara e stagno di Notteri - Punta Molentis Map
ITB011102 Italy Catena del Marghine e del Goceano Map
ITB010006 Italy Monte Russu Map
ITB030036 Italy Stagno di Cabras Map
ITB042216 Italy Capo di Pula Map
ITB040017 Italy Stagni di Murtas e S'Acqua Durci Map
ITB042220 Italy Serra is Tres Portus (Sant'Antioco) Map
ITB041112 Italy Giara di Gesturi Map
ITB042242 Italy Torre del Poetto Map
ITB011113 Italy Campo di Ozieri e Pianure Comprese tra Tula e Oschiri Map
ITB040031 Italy Monte Arcuentu e Rio Piscinas Map
ITB041111 Italy Monte Linas - Marganai Map
ITB011109 Italy Monte Limbara Map
ITB040021 Italy Costa di Cagliari Map
ITB021156 Italy Monte Gonare Map
ITB042243 Italy Monte Sant'Elia, Cala Mosca e Cala Fighera Map
ITB043056 Italy Giara di Siddi Map
ITB013048 Italy Piana di Ozieri, Mores, Ardara, Tula e Oschiri Map
ITB010001 Italy Isola Asinara Map
ITB013044 Italy Capo Caccia Map
ITB040029 Italy Costa di Nebida Map
ES6320002 Spain Barranco del Nano Map
ITB020012 Italy Berchida e Bidderosa Map
ITB030080 Italy Isola di Mal di Ventre e Catalano Map
ES6320001 Spain Zona marítimo terrestre de los acantilados de Aguadú Map
ITB041106 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli e Sarrabus Map
ITB020041 Italy Entroterra e zona costiera tra Bosa, Capo Marargiu e Porto Tangone Map
ITB010009 Italy Capo Figari e Isola Figarolo Map
ITB043054 Italy Campidano Centrale Map
ITB032219 Italy Sassu - Cirras Map
ITB042237 Italy Monte San Mauro Map
ITB043055 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli Map
ITB040030 Italy Capo Pecora Map
ITB021101 Italy Altopiano di Campeda Map
ITB043035 Italy Costa e Entroterra tra Punta Cannoni e Punta delle Oche - Isola di San Pietro Map
ITB042234 Italy Monte Mannu - Monte Ladu (colline di Monte Mannu e Monte Ladu) Map
ITB010004 Italy Foci del Coghinas Map
ITB020014 Italy Golfo di Orosei Map
ITB020040 Italy Valle del Temo Map
ITB022217 Italy Su de Maccioni - Texile di Aritzo Map
ITB040020 Italy Isola dei Cavoli, Serpentara, Punta Molentis e Campulongu Map
ITB023050 Italy Piana di Semestene, Bonorva, Macomer e Bortigali Map
ITB032229 Italy Is Arenas S'Acqua e S'Ollastu Map
ITB030038 Italy Stagno di Putzu Idu (Salina Manna e Pauli Marigosa) Map
ITB041105 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB030016 Italy Stagno di S'Ena Arrubia e territori limitrofi Map
ITB010082 Italy Isola dell'Asinara Map
ITB040027 Italy Isola di San Pietro Map
ITB040023 Italy Stagno di Cagliari, Saline di Macchiareddu, Laguna di Santa Gilla Map
ITB040071 Italy Da Piscinas a Riu Scivu Map
ITB010010 Italy Isole Tavolara, Molara e Molarotto Map
ITB040028 Italy Punta S'Aliga Map
ITB011155 Italy Lago di Baratz - Porto Ferro Map
ITB023049 Italy Monte Ortobene Map
ITB043025 Italy Stagni di Colostrai Map
ITB031104 Italy Media Valle del Tirso e Altopiano di Abbasanta - Rio Siddu Map
ITB013018 Italy Capo Figari, Cala Sabina, Punta Canigione e Isola Figarolo Map
ITB023051 Italy Altopiano di Abbasanta Map
ITB030039 Italy Isola Mal di Ventre Map
ITB020015 Italy Area del Monte Ferru di Tertenia Map
ITB033036 Italy Costa di Cuglieri Map
ITB021103 Italy Monti del Gennargentu Map
ITB032228 Italy Is Arenas Map
ITB042230 Italy Porto Campana Map
ITB042218 Italy Stagno di Piscinnì Map
ITB042247 Italy Is Compinxius - Campo Dunale di Bugerru - Portixeddu Map
ITB010002 Italy Stagno di Pilo e di Casaraccio Map
ITB010008 Italy Arcipelago La Maddalena Map
ITB010043 Italy Coste e Isolette a Nord Ovest della Sardegna Map
ITB030035 Italy Stagno di Sale 'e Porcus Map
ITB013012 Italy Stagno di Pilo, Casaraccio e Saline di Stintino Map
ITB013019 Italy Isole del Nord - Est tra Capo Ceraso e Stagno di San Teodoro Map
UKGIB0001 United Kingdom Rock of Gibraltar Map
ITB032240 Italy Castello di Medusa Map
ITB042251 Italy Corongiu de Mari Map
ITB013049 Italy Campu Giavesu Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Birds not included in Appendix II)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Barbarijse Patrijs Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Barbary Partridge English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Berber fogoly Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Berberhøne Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Felsenhuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kalliopyy Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Klipphöna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kuropatwa berberyjska Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Orebice pouštní Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdiz Moruna Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdiz-moura Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdrix gambra French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pernice sarda Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:03590 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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Phone: +45 3336 7100